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Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual

As reported last week, eBay appeared alongside the biggest apparent losers from Google’s most recent Panda update, which is supposed to be softer than past updates, and make things a little better for smaller sites and businesses. According to reports, …

Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. …

Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future

Back in March, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo, and said that Google was working on the next generation of the Panda update, which he said would be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. …

Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a …

Google Names JavaScript Issues That Can Negatively Impact Your Search Results, Readies New Webmaster Tool Google Names JavaScript Issues That Can Negatively Impact Your Search Results, Readies New Webmaster Tool

Ever wonder about how Google handling the JavaScript on your site? It’s a common question, as Google’s Matt Cutts has discussed it several times in Webmaster Help videos. Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to talk about …

Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’ Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

Microsoft announced on Friday that some lower cost Windows devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Microsoft hardware partners, the company says, will be announcing new Windows devices over the next couple of …

Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps

It looks like Apple has been busy quietly expanding the number of partners it uses for data for Apple Maps. Greg Sterling at Screenwerk reports that Apple has a new copyright page that lists the partners, and that the list …

Google Said To Be Close To $1 Billion Skybox Imaging Acquisition Google Said To Be Close To $1 Billion Skybox Imaging Acquisition

Google is on the verge of acquiring Skybox Imaging, a satellite company, for over $1 billion, according to a report from TechCrunch. This isn’t the first time the two companies have been reported to be in talks. The Information reported …

Searchmetrics Lists Winners And Losers Of Google’s New Panda Update Searchmetrics Lists Winners And Losers Of Google’s New Panda Update

As reported earlier this week, Google has launched a new version of the Panda update, which the company has officially dubbed version 4.0. It just happened to come around the same time as another big algorithm update aimed at cleaning …

Google Pushes MetaFilter To Layoffs Google Pushes MetaFilter To Layoffs

Sites fall victim to Google’s algorithms all the time, but this week, one in particular is getting a great deal of attention. MetaFilter, which was a popular web destination years ago (it claims to have still had over 80 million …

‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users ‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it …

Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda

Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know they’re bigger than the average update, and when one of them is named Panda, it’s going to get …

Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google …

John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. They don’t necessarily have to delete all results requested, but may find …

FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

FairSearch is calling attention to a new campaign by The Open Internet Project seeking to raise “further scrutiny” of Google’s potential settlement with the European Commission over a lengthy antitrust investigation. The Open Internet Project is a group of European …

Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction

People continue to needlessly ask sites that have legitimately linked to theirs to remove links because they’re afraid Google won’t like these links or because they simply want to be cautious about what Google may find questionable at any given …

Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed …

Google Adds Location Management Features For Businesses Google Adds Location Management Features For Businesses

Google is rolling out new features for the bulk management tool for Google Places. These include status of your locations on Maps, an updated data conflicts interface, an improved edit timeframe, automatically-enabled social features, and new functionality for manager addition/removal …

Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. It’s up to the search engines to determine whether or not …

Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address

Google has released its 2013 Founders’ Letter (yes, it is May, 2014) written by co-founder and CEO Larry Page, who hasn’t been present on the company’s last couple earnings calls. In it, Page says there are over 100 billion searches …

Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content. James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. …